Big name band that opened for themselves in disguise...

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  1. jbert58

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    I recall hearing about this. I think the band in question had a name for their opening act that was a reference to (of derivative of) their actual name. They would try out new stuff and play covers I think.

    Apparently they had lots of spectators fooled who never knew it was really them.

    Please help me remember who this was!

    Thanks!

    Jbert
     
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    The Beastie Boys
     
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    Beastie Boys and U2 have both done this
     
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    Def leppard


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    Spinal-Tap did it.
     
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    third on the google list
     
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    Spinal Tap - "The Thamesmen"
     
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    U2 opened for themselves in a big arena show when Los Lobos' plane didn't make it. I guess U2 put on a bunch of cowboy clothes and played hillbilly music. Funny!
     
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    Yeah, Def Leppard didn't fool anyone that it was them when they were doing their Hysteria in Vegas shows. But, as Ded Flatbird. I think they did very well with the tunes from the early part of their career.
     
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    U2 as country band "The Daltons" in '87. Damn funny.
     
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    Penn Gillette of Penn and Teller plays bass incognito before thier shows. Yeah...I know, not the same.
     
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    Wow, that's eerie. Bono's fake country accent is exactly like his daughter's fake country accent in The Knick. Welp, now I know where she nicked it from. D:
     
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    I thought they performed as "The Folksmen" (from A Mighty Wind).
     
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    Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show did that.
     
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    Black Flag used to put on wigs and, with their roadies, open for themselves as 'Nig Heist'. They actually put out a record. Very funny/offensive. The singer became a multi-millionaire after taking the $20 per day he earned or whatever as a roadie for a punk band and investing in computers during the 1980's.
     
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    I believe you are correct, thanks!
     
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    Not the same but BETTER!
     
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    That's who I was thinking of. This is the text I had seen:

    For the first time ever, Def Leppard played HYSTERIA in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band played also under the fictitious name of DED FLATBIRD (which came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as "Dead Flat Bird"). Two different opening sets of 35 mins. on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favourites and very rare songs from the early years of the band besides playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The “VIVA! Hysteria” show featured an elaborate set design created uniquely for the Las Vegas residency.
     

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